May 5, 2014 4:26 pm

Naming policy, football storage facility on Saskatoon council agenda

The city’s naming policy and a new football storage facility are on Saskatoon’s city council agenda Monday.

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SASKATOON – The city’s naming policy and a new football storage facility are on Monday night’s agenda for Saskatoon city council.

Councillors are being asked to amend the naming of civic property and development areas policy.

During a meeting in 2013, council considered a report from the naming advisory committee (NAC) where administration would undertake a policy review.

Administration researched policies from several other Canadian cities.

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The current naming process requires all submissions be screened by NAC and then approved by council before the mayor gets the final ok.

If changed, both the mayor and council can assign names.

If approved, administration will develop a communication plan to encourage more public inclusion and greater diversity.

Gordon Howe Bowl is getting a makeover and Saskatoon Football Inc. (SFI) is looking to build a new storage facility for sports equipment.

Construction of the facility requires an amendment to the site plan and a lease agreement with the city.

SFI has requested approval for a storage facility that will be constructed, owned and operated by the non-profit organization.

The city will be asked to approve a lease for $1 annually.

Also on the agenda is a funding increase to plan the replacement for the Traffic Bridge.

It is recommended that the scope of the engineering services agreement with Stantec Consulting Ltd. be increased $190,000.

Extra funding covers inflation and extra work after the project was changed to a public-private-partnership (P3) model, bundled with the North Commuter Parkway Bridge.

The increase would put funding for the planning stage at over $2 million.

Administration says it is operating on a realistic completion date of October 2018 for both projects.

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